He says Starmer “keeps telling me how much he doesn’t like a blind Brexit, and yet what we have before the House is in essence, a blind motion…”
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Taking manifestos at face value is always unwise, but even by that yardstick the Opposition’s attempts to reassure Leavers are deeply disingenuous.
Henry Newman: The Tory poll collapse is nothing to do with May’s Withdrawal Agreement. MPs should vote for it – and deliver Brexit
A basic problem remains unaltered – that there is no Commons majority for a No Deal Brexit. This point has been well made by Ann Widdecombe.
Technically, May still has time to avoid European elections. Politically, it is very hard indeed to see how she now can.
Was it really worth handing the Opposition leader a boost to his legitimacy in this way?
Progressive commentators and saloon-bar orators are wrong to condemn MPs for finding the national issue hard to settle.
Remainers demand a simple vote on the idea of a second referendum, but are reluctant to actually hold one
They are at least on-brand in refusing to accept the result of the vote on the proposal which has already taken place – which they lost.
If they reject the Withdrawal Agreement a third time, a deeply divided Opposition could yet get the credit for a soft departure.
The Shadow Brexit Secretary twists and turns as he seeks to justify not voting today in favour of part of his own party’s policy.
The Prime Minister is also astute enough to get Gove to make the case for Meaningful Vote Three.
“On this side, we’ve been insistent on saying that No Deal is not a viable option.”
“But the most important thing, I think, is: what we’re going to use this period for.”
Profile: Nimble, eager to please, unembarrassable. The inconstant Gardiner, capable of demolishing Labour’s Brexit policy in seconds.
Tied to no faction, former Blair backer turned Corbyn supporter, the shadow Trade Secretary is a law unto himself.
The Prime Minister assured Labour MPs that she will stand up for workers’ rights.
The shadow brexit secretary says the “chances now of a deal that doesn’t have a backstop are very very slim”.